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Don’t know if I missed it but curious how you started on this journey and how you created these relationships with growers and dyers in India and Pakistan
Good question Lisa
Wow wow Rachel, what a beautiful and inspiring presentation. I love what you are doing. I have just arrived from a rural small village in Uganda, just launched a project to empower local women through soil to soil products. We are working with local natural fibres, palm leaves, banana fibres, millet straw as well as barkcloth. We only use local natural dyes. I would love to share more about my project with you and ask for your feedback, would that be possible? Thank you so much :)
Can you please elaborate on the resist ingredients/method ?
Any plans to host or develop textile tourism in these areas? (one day…when we can all travel again)
Where in the central India is the first project you talked about
Would love to hear about what your Chile projects are, and their location.
I would also love to hear about projects in Chile!
SO glad you didn’t listen to your professors! LOL
Thank you !
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Would you consider doing naturally dyed silk ribbon?
I would love to read more about how amateur/indie natural dyers could evolve our practical processes to be more like your closed loop. Do you know of any pointers on this specifically?
Are these various communities able to be in contact with each other (possibly with your facilitation)? Could be an interesting natural resource-brain-swap symposium among artisans and dyers
I am trying to introduce natural dyeing in the university where I teach…so much resistance! BUT I will use this presentation in my “fight”!! (Also in Canada)
I love the colors of Rachel's blouses - which dyes were used?
Have you ever worked with elementary or high school students?
My organization, Let
Let's Talk Science, is doing a project on the environmental impacts of the clothing industry and our clothing choices
I am retired professor and my professor in grad school synthesized chemical dyes. One of the things I found with students is that they are often more interested in doing natural dyeing. also cite other unis that are doing i.e. FIT etc and scale projects for indigo in U.S. and large community of artisans globally. It is also a good way for students to start experimentation. Kaye
Kaye here’s the site for the shirt Rachel is wearing: https://kateaustindesigns.ca/products/ruby-dress
I ran a program this past summer via my orchestra program - the kids are tolerant of my passion and put up with the smell of fungi in my studio! LOL….kids are so into helping the environment! It is exciting to hook them…that is my job - not being an artist, so much.
Would love to see connections to local Canadian plants for dyes
yes, cultural importance as well as a way to get students interested in understanding and working globally.
We were finally able to introduce it into a course at Sheridan because of Rachel’s work; and because students are demanding this knowledge!
YES! I had not put it in the context of decolonization! Thank you!
Will be in touch!
Are women part of the Ajrak dyeing tradition?
BUT. I hope science teachers will stop using purple cabbage because they get discouraged when it fades so quickly...
can you put that name in here again
Buckthorn is invasive in Eastern Canada! :)
Awesome thanks all!
Botanical Reclamation Project/Anita Cazzola
thank you for your work!
Thank you, fabulous talk and work!!
So wonderful - thanks all!
LOVED THIS!! Thank you!
amazing work thank you
Thank you Rachel!! wonderful presentation and excellent questions, All!
Thank you so much. Amazing!
Lovely presentation, thank you so much !
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Fantastic presentation. So inspiring!
Thank you. Inspiring!
Thank you for this enriching talk and inspirational work. YOU are remarkable - Rachel, Kathy and Amy!
Loved this presentation - thank you!
Thanks Rachel, really interesting to hear what you are doing.
Thank you for a most informative, fantastic presentation
I'm very interested in the recycling of the mordants as insect repellents for the plant. I'll explore more.
Thank you, Rachel!!!
Thank you Rachel! Such an inspiring presentation 🙏❤️
Thank you SO much everyone, and special thanks to Kathy and Amy!
thank you Rachel, Amy & Kathy! Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend. You are so fun start my weekend with.
I love that shirt behind Kathy. Where is that from??
Thank you RACHEL!!!!!
And your scarf?
Rachel is amazing thank you all
Kathy I love how you're wearing your scarf, its lovely. did you make it
Thank you Amy and Kathy for all you do.